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Gillette is located in Campbell County (of which it is the county seat) northeast of Casper between Buffalo and Sundance along Interstate 90 near Thunder Basin National Grassland.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 19,463, an increase of 1,918 since 1990.

Edward Gillette, a railroad surveyor, found a shorter route for the railroad which saved 30 bridges and came by the present site of Gillette. For this service, the town of Gillette was named in honor of him. (Allowing the residants to change the name from "Donkey Town").

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04/14 Coming to The Gillette area
Big Horn Mountain Festival Buffalo WY July12-14 Acoustic, Americana, Folk, Old-Timey, Bluegrass & Traditional Music.
Beartrap Summer Festival Casper WY August3-4 Since 1994, the Beartrap Summer Festival has taken place on the meadows of Casper.
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Sturgis SD August5-11 Since 1938, Sturgis has welcomed motorcycle enthusiasts from across the United States and around the world to the annual Motorcycle Rally. Based out of this small community in the northern Black Hills, the Rally officially runs for seven days every August.